WASHINGTON,-DC_6specWashington DC – July 15, 2014 –Inova Alexandria Hospital has been ranked as the #6 best hospital in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report for 2014-15. The hospital was recognized for high performance nationally in six specialties and was ranked 8th best hospital in the state of Virginia. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

“Once again, Inova Alexandria Hospital is one of the top 10 hospitals in both Virginia and the entire Washington, DC, area,” said Christine Candio, CEO, Inova Alexandria Hospital. “We are extremely proud of this continued success and the ranking demonstrates our dedication for making this hospital an advanced and well-respected community hospital.”

Inova Alexandria Hospital earned high-performing rankings in six specialties:

For 2014-15, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Just 3 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for Best Hospitals 2014-15 earned national ranking in even one specialty.

U.S. News also recognizes hospitals that perform nearly at the level of their nationally ranked peers and represent valuable regional sources of quality care.

“The data tell the story – a hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” says U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “A Best Hospital has demonstrated its expertise in treating the most challenging patients.”

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition or extra risk because of age or multiple health problems. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.

The rankings are freely available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2015” guidebook, available in August.

All five of Inova’s hospitals were recognized again this year in the top 15 best hospitals in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area and top 20 in Virginia. To learn more about Inova Alexandria Hospital visit inova.org/iah.

 

Media Contact: Kimberli Alberty, 703-504-3840, kimberli.alberty@inova.org

About Inova
Inova is a not-for-profit health care system located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, serving over two million people with over 1,700 licensed beds based in Northern Virginia. Inova consists of five hospitals including the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care unit. Inova encompasses many health services including the nationally and internationally recognized Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) on genomics, Inova Neuroscience Institute and Inova Children’s Hospital. Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. More information and statistics about Inova is at www.inova.org.